Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing
Outstanding, Elegant and Prestigious
After beginning his reign in 1740, Frederick the Great had Sanssouci Palace built in Potsdam and also expanded Charlottenburg’s Old Palace with the addition of the New Wing. The highlights of this self-contained palace structure, which was nearly destroyed in World War II and subsequently largely reconstructed, are its grand festival halls. The White Hall and the opulent Golden Gallery are among the most beautiful Rococo creations in Europe.
In addition to the grand halls, two separately situated apartments were created for the artistic king. One of the largest collections of 18th century French painting outside France can be seen in these interiors, including masterpieces by Antoine Watteau.
Similarly, Frederick the Great’s nephew and successor, King Frederick William II, had a summer apartment in the New Wing designed in the Chinese and Etruscan styles, as well as winter chambers in an early Neoclassical style. From 1788–91, he had the palace ensemble along the Large Orangery completed with the construction of an independent Theater Building designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans.
His son and daughter-in-law, Frederick William III and the celebrated Luise, also used the New Wing as a preferred summer residence. The queen resided in the winter chambers of her father-in-law, located on the upper floor to the west. Karl Friedrich Schinkel created her elegant bedchamber, a fine example of Prussian furniture design, in 1810. A superlative royal art collection from the early 19th century that includes major works of French painting is presented in the former apartment of Frederick William III on the ground floor.
The heyday of Berlin sculpture is brought to life in a presentation of Neoclassical and Romantic sculptures displayed in the vestibule of the New Wing.
Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing [Neuer Flügel]
Spandauer Damm 10-22
How to get there
Stop "Luisenplatz/Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin)"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November to March
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:30|
Single Ticket New Wing
without special exhibition
Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00
4 July to 31 October 2023
Single Ticket Old Palace
incl. Special Exhibition Prussian Palaces. Colonial Histories
Tickets with a fixed admission time can be purchased online, at other palace registers and at the visitor centers. We offer further tickets at the cash points on site in Charlottenburg.
Price : 14.00 reduced : 10.00
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day.
On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.
Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00
charlottenburg+ Family Ticket
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.
Price : 25.00
for annual ticket holders
Price : 0.00
- Audio Guide German
- Audio Guide English
- Audio Guide French
- Audio Guide Italian
- Audio Guide Spanish
- Audio Guide Chinese
- Audio Guide German for children (age 11-14)
Spandauer Damm 10-22
Phone: 030.3 20 91-0
SPSG | Visitor Information
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor Centre New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
You can leave smaller baggage items at the coat check free of charge.
App / Multimedia Guide
Available in the following languages:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
We recommend downloading the app from home before your visit.
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